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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - UARS -
Full Name Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 15 Sep 1991
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 14 Dec 2005
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 95.9 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 57 deg
Orbit Altitude 585 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Atmospheric chemistry (middle to upper atmosphere), atmospheric dynamics/water and energy cycles. HALOE, HRDI, MLS, PEM instruments still functioning. End date TBD.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields HALOE, MLS
Atmospheric Winds HRDI
Ozone HALOE, MLS
Radiation budget PEM, SOLSTICE, SUSIM (UARS)
Trace gases (excluding ozone) HALOE, HRDI, MLS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields HALOE, HRDI, MLS, WINDII
Mission Instruments
ACRIM II - Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
CLAES - Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer instrument
HALOE - Halogen Occultation Experiment
HRDI - High Resolution Doppler Imager
ISAMS - Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder instrument
MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder (UARS)
PEM - Particle Environment Monitor
SOLSTICE - SOLar STellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment
SUSIM (UARS) - Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance Monitor
WINDII - WINDII
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